Our poor Buggy walkers and their beautiful babies nearly got blown away on Tuesday. Where’s that heat wave we’ve been promised?
Our Tuesday Buggy walk (11am) will continue during the Summer school holidays, however, the Friday group will be suspended – last session tomorrow 18th July at 11am. Hope you can make Tuesdays!
Great turnout at the buggy walk yesterday and lovely to hear you want to have a buggy walk group in our local fun run on June 1st. We will be having training sessions on Saturdays May 3rd, 10th,17th & 24th leaving Wyndley Leisure Centre at 9am prompt!
Save the dates!
Our Friday Buggy walk starts this morning. Just need a baby, buggy and desire to walk for fitness! 11am Wyndley Leisure Centre (this is in addition to our already popular Tuesday Buggy walk)
Due to the success of the Tuesday Buggy walk we are now able to offer a Friday buggy walk as well. Both are at 11am. Arrive 10 minutes early if it is your first walk. Meeting in the reception of the Wyndley Leisure Centre and walking in Sutton Park.
Sutton Park looked lovely this morning!
Should nursing mothers exercise?
Being a new mum can be very stressful – life suddenly revolves around the new addition and thoughts about oneself become less important. Of course it is vital to look after oneself, and, mothers who exercise appear to be happier and they have healthier hearts. If, as a new mum you are breast feeding it is again good news. Both breast feeding and exercise reduce stress and can help to reduce depression. But should nursing mothers exercise? Yes! There is no evidence to suggest otherwise. Some say the breast milk might taste sour due to lactic acid build up but this has only been noted for athletes training at high intensity. Regular moderate exercise will not cause any lactic acid to build up in your system. Healthy mums should be encouraged to exercise and this will not affect the quality or quantity of breast milk. Try to exercise after feeding so your breasts are not full and baby is content. If you find that the exercise leaves your breasts sore – try a supportive sports bra. Liquid intake is important if breast feeding – remember to drink a glass of water before and after exercising. Remember to rinse sweaty breasts before feeding as baby may not like the taste of salt.
Some mothers have experienced plugged ducts or mastitis and this has been attributed to lifting upper body weights. So, if you use the gym or do any exercise that involves repetitive arm movement, introduce this slowly.
Pushing a buggy or carrying baby in a sling/backpack whilst walking are good ways to start back into exercise. If you want to lose weight, breast feeding and gentle exercise are a good way to start. Make your exercise fun so that you are more likely to stick with it.
Birmingham City Council is recommending that children aged 10 years or younger should not visit the park until further notice. This latest recommendation only affects our buggy walk which will still take place. We will either keep within the cattle free area of the park and or have some fun on the athletics track.
We are encouraged to continue to wash hands, buggy wheels and bike wheels as soon as possible following a visit to the park.
Also to enjoy Sutton Park!
At your appointment you will have access to:
• Biomechanical screening by a specialist sports physiotherapist
• Injury diagnosis and prevention
• Blood pressure measurement
• BMI (Body Mass Index) analysis
Saturday 15 September 2012, from 9am
To book an appointment or for more
information please call our enquiry team
0121 580 7131